Dani's PSAT scores are in, and we received them tonight at a meeting for "high school freshman who are college bound". It would be a gross understatement to say that we're proud parents. We are GUSHING proud parents.
Dani scored in the top 20 out of a class of 600+ freshmen. Her Writing score was the highest in the school (she missed 4 out of 39 questions).
Before the meeting, Dani asked if we could go out and eat afterward. Darren and I both said no. We've been eating out WAY too much lately, and our checking account balance is choking because of it. But during the meeting, sometime after receiving her scores and listening to the Academic Advisor talk about the national average for juniors taking the SAT (which is more than 400 points below Dani's score), Darren leaned over and whispered, "I think we should take Dani out for a celebratory dinner." So we did. And we even let her order dessert. Which she then graciously shared with all of us.
"Dani, I'd just like to thank you for being so smart and making it look like we actually TAUGHT you something during those 3 years of homeschool." Much laughter ensued after that comment.
"How many days until I can go to this school?" asked Aidan, who was enthralled by the sea of purple lockers.
"Ten years," answered Dani. "Does that scare you, Mom?"
"No. What scares me is that in ten years, I'll be pushing 50."
Dani responded, "In ten years, I'll be 2 years into my post-college job."
So. She's planning on college, but it looks like she hasn't thought as far as grad school yet.
S'okay. There's plenty of time to think about that. I just wish the clock would SLOW DOWN.